Bills unhappy facing too many rested opponents

Updated: 12/12/2013 2:44 PM
Created: 12/12/2013 2:30 PM WHEC.com
By: Associated Press

The Bills aren't impressed with the NFL schedule maker, who is being blamed for providing Buffalo's opponents too many extended breaks.
The Bills' slate this season has them facing a league-high six teams coming off either bye weeks or nine-day layoffs. That includes Buffalo's opponent on Sunday: Jacksonville (4-9) has been off since Dec. 5.
Coach Doug Marrone has called that a disadvantage, and team president Russ Brandon has expressed his concerns to the NFL.
The Bills (4-9) are 2-3 this season in games against teams enjoying extended rests.
The overall NFL results, however, have been mixed since 2012, when the league required each of its 32 teams play on Thursday.
Since then, teams facing rested opponents have gone a combined 62-64-2, according to STATS.


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